Nathan Keeley of Carpenter Box Accountants says the biggest reason his practice loves Xero accounting software is the large number of add-ons available.

"With the number of add-ons Xero has, you can look though and select the one that best suits your business," explains Nathan.

"The add-on we use most is Receipt Bank. It's a piece of software that allows you to take copies of your receipts, either from a credit card, invoice or statement you've received," he says.

Receipt Bank user Marco Soares used to collect receipts in envelopes and submit them to his office manager.

"Now all we do it take photos of the receipts as and when they come, and it's made everyone's life a lot easier.

"We estimate that Receipt Bank and Xero as a package has saved us half a person in our business – so probably £12,000 a year," he says.

Learn more about add-on software for small business accounting: xero.com/add-ons/

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